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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 15th March 2010, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Present:

Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton, Bown, Clark, Harrison, Harwood, Steppings, and Thorpe. Two members of the public. Clerk in attendance.
Cty. Cllr. Jackson

Apologies:

Cllrs Bateman, Birkin, Fudge, Tromans and AVBC Cllr. Taylor

10/489 Matters raised by members of the public

None

10/490 Declarations of interest

None

10/491 Police matters

PCSO Donna Walker attended. She reported that youths using scrambler bikes at Chadwick Nick Lane had been warned and that a stolen car had been found on Jefferies Lane � she reminded the meeting that ignition keys were often stolen from houses in order to facilitate car theft. Police are aware of the problems caused by cars being driven across and parked on Fritchley Green, residents have been spoken to and encouraged to report incidents. Further, the offenders have been warned and the problem has been reduced. Police will continue to monitor the situation.

Clerk informed PCSO Walker of the problems caused by �lost� HGVs in the narrow lanes around Wheatcroft (this matter was also referred to Cty. Cllr. Jackson).

10/492 Local Authority Councillors

Cty Cllr. Jackson reported that he had met Chair and David Orton of DCC on the Market Place to discuss various traffic problems including road safety and damage to the curb and wall at the hairdressing salon. It was decided to improve the white lining and the sight lines. After consultation with the Crossing Warden it was decided that the provision of a pedestrian crossing would not necessarily bring about any improvement. The provision of a �Stop� sign at the bottom of Bulling Lane is under consideration.

He is aware of the problems on Fritchley Green and of those at Wheatcroft. He will meet with the Transport committee at a date to be agreed.

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe presented a written report. Much of her time recently has been devoted to the problems at Fritchley Green, along Dimple Lane (road surface, drainage and damage to trees and The Old Engine Shed) and in the Amber View Road area where residents have felt neglected by AVBC and DCC. Residents of the Amber View Road area have expressed their thanks to Cllr. Thorpe for her support.

A number of members expressed disappointment at the fact that AVBC Cllr. Taylor�s work commitments prevented her from both attending meetings and providing a written report of her council activities.

10/493 Minutes of the meeting of 1st February 2010

These were signed by Chair

10/494 Matters arising from the Minutes

Acknowledgement sent to Crich Evergreen Club re return of cheque.

Renewal of Grass Track contract confirmed.

Letter sent to AVBC re various problems related to work at site of planning application AVA/2010/0075 (Dark Lane).

Letter sent to Simon Gladwin at AVBC asking for his help over the delay in responding to Councils� request for remedial work at the Recreation Ground.

Letter sent to C. Farmer of Matlock requesting revised invoice.

Letter sent to AVBC re The Briars failure to comply with planning decisions. Related to this, a letter was sent to Mr. Crowfoot of Briars Lane acknowledging his concerns

Letter sent to Mr and Mrs Disney and to the Secretary of Fritchley and District OAP Association explaining the decision to make no grant to the organisation this year.

Youth Club issues:
The club is proving to be very popular but there are some behaviour issues which cause unwanted difficulties for the volunteer helpers. As a result of this, Chair, who has taken on a significant personal responsibility for the club, wrote to parents outlining the problem and seeking their support. The letter offered the opportunity for parents to contact her � one parent took the opportunity to do so but this was concerning the eligibility of members who live outside the Crich Parish area. Members present at the meeting fully supported Chair�s actions and hoped that the problems could be resolved. Cllr.Bateman, who was unable to be present, asked that his objection to the letter be expressed as he did not think it to be a fair reflection of the situation at the club � his views were noted but enjoyed no support in the meeting.

It was agreed that a committee should be set up to work with Chair in managing the club (Cllrs Bown and Thorpe volunteered) and that an admissions policy should be clearly stated and implemented. The issue of a maximum membership number was also discussed.
The terms of the policy which were unanimously agreed were as follows:
· All existing members should retain their membership unless they are asked to leave as the result of poor behaviour
· Children of Primary school Year 6 must attend a Crich School or live in the Parish (Crich, Whatstandwell, Wheatcroft and Fritchley).
· Young people of secondary school age must either be current members or live in the Parish

Chair was thanked for the hard work she had done to set up and run the club, which is clearly an asset to the community, and which without her personal commitment would not have been started.


10/495 Clerk�s Report

Quote for remedial work at RG play area received from AVBC - �1,110 + VAT. � this was accepted and an order will be placed

A tree clearance consent form was signed for work on Parish Council property at the old quarry site at Bennetts Lane (E.on.needed to clear self-set trees which were interfering with power lines.)

Rolls Royce monitoring results for Hilts quarry give no cause for concern.
Unstable gravestones have been laid flat.

Cty Cllr. Jackson has been asked to meet the Transport Committee.

Plantscape has been asked to provide floral displays similar to those provided last year.
A new grit bin has been ordered for Kirkham Lane.

Letter has been sent to the Divisional Commander at Derbyshire Police thanking him for the table tennis table.

Council has not yet claimed the Minor Maintenance Grant � Clerk will make a claim regarding work on the path at the Parish Allotments

Burial Ground fees (new plot �160, re-open �50, ashes �65, memorial 65, inscription �35). Council decided to review these fees at the next meeting of the Finance Committee.

Our nominations for blue plaques were not successful this time but will be included in the next round for consideration.

Footpath 51 will be closed in part for resurfacing works.

The grit bin at Sun Lane/Bennett�s Lane has been stolen a replacement has been ordered.
The Parish and Town Council Liaison Forum will be held on 22nd April from 6 pm at the Members� Room,

County Hall. The first edition of their News Letter has been published.

Allotment rents � Council agreed to keep these at �10.00 for a full plot and �5.00 for a half plot.

Problems with HGVs at Wheatcroft as reported by Cllr. Tromans were referred to the police and to Cty Cllr. Jackson (see above).

Please note that the meeting on April 12th will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting commencing ay 7.00pm.

10/496 Planning decisions

AVA/20100010 106 The Common � conservatory PERMITTED
AVA/2009/1174 Tramway Museum � photovoltaic panels PERMITTED
AVA/2009/1129 Crich Carr School House COMMENT MADE TO DCC
AVA/2009/1126 roof works, feed barn and stables � WITHDRAWN
AVA/2009/1079 1st floor extension and garage � WITHDRAWN
AVA/2010/Bank House Dark Lane, granny annexe PERMITTED
AVA/2010/ Nuncott, The Dimple, Fritchley � conservatory PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0020 Culland Farm, Wingfield Park change of use to livery stables PERMITTED

10/497 Planning applications

AVA/2010/0132 Moor Edge Farm, Parkhead � single storey shower room and lobby extension. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0135 Dove Cottage Potters Hill, Wheatcroft � revised external step arrangement. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0215 Proposed new Medical Centre to the rear of The Glebe (re-submission). CONCERN OVER MATURE TREES NOTED
AVA/2010/0129 Tythe Barn, Shaws Hill, Whatstandwell � conservatory NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0235 New Medical Centre � variation of Planning Conditions to extend opening hours CONCERN OVER PARKING ISSUES NOTED
AVA/2010/162 Holly Cottage Top Lane, Whatstandwell � 5.5 m high wooden pole and wire NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0168Change of use, holiday lets various � Plaistow Hall Farm, Potters Hill, Wheatcroft*
AVA/2010/0170 Demolish single storey ext. store and add new 2 storey cottage. Plaistow Hall Farm*
AVA/2010/0095 Change of use of bake house into residential. (Crich Market Place)IT WAS NOTED THAT THE PLANS ARE CONFUSING
AVA/2010/0158 17, Hindersitch Lane, Whatstandwell � garage extension NO OBJECTION
Av/2010/0154 41 Weaver close � Single storey extension NO OBJECTION

*In the light of previous problems at this site Council is concerned about the ability of the sewage system to cope with full-time usage of the property. Council also questions whether this application involves �change of use� and is concerned about increased traffic movement.


10/498 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 02.03.10 �35569.10
Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 05.02.10 �34165.65
Yorkshire Bank Charity A/C �130.14
Expenditure

C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses �452.59 Chq 489

Glebe Field Trust �570.00 Chq 490
C. Farmer (Matlock) �92.00 Chq 491
Amber Valley Borough Council (Christmas tree) �1142.10 Chq 492
DCC (Playing field licence at Fritchley School) �120.00 Chq 493
DCC (new grit bin at Kirkham Lane) �74.13 Chq 494
DCC (grit and bins various) �302.96 Chq 495
BT Internet VOID Chq 496
BT �Phone VOID 4Chq 97
Belper Town Council (removing small Christmas trees) �60.00 Chq 498
Viking Direct (paper and stamps) �100.64 Chq 499
M. Lane (table tennis bats for Youth Club) �11.95 Chq 500
Zurich Insurance �1230.33 Chq 501
DCC- grit bins various �1928.02 Chq 502
DALC subscription �598.68 Chq 503
BT phone �46.99 Chq 504
BT internet �1.01 Chq 505
Grass Track (Feb.) �375.79 Chq 506
Glebe Field Trust �34.95 Chq 507
AVBC Burial Ground rates �117.03 Chq 508

10/499 Circulars and publications

Model Standing Orders
The Playing Field
�Have Your Say� report by Derbyshire Constabulary
Derwent Valley Mills Partnership � Minutes of January meeting

10/500 Communications from members of the public

Letter of thanks from Whatstandwell Social Club and an Email from Fritchley W.I. thanking Council for the donation.
Letter from Fritchley and District OAP Association expressing their annoyance at not receiving a grant from the Parish Council this year.

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.45 pm.

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday April 12th 2010
Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
16 March 2010
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
crichparishcouncil@btconnect.com
01773 853928